2021 Press Releases

20M for Veterans Cemetery


 July 28, 2021

Orange County Board of Supervisors Allocates $20 Million Towards a Veterans Cemetery in Anaheim Hill

Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed item S40A, brought forward by Supervisor Donald P. Wagner and Chairman Andrew Do, allocating $20 million from the county’s general fund towards a Veterans cemetery site in Anaheim Hills.

OC Equity Map Launch


July 12, 2021

Orange County Launches OC Equity Map to Address Inequality & Resource Disparities 

Orange County is taking a data-driven approach to addressing inequality and resource disparities. On July 14, the County will launch a new mapping tool that monitors Orange County’s health and social gaps.

The Priority Center

June 7, 2021

Mental Health: Orange County Seeks to Break the Cycle of Childhood Trauma with Non-Profit Partnership 

On May 25th, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved nearly $9.3 million for The Priority Center, formerly known as the Child Abuse Prevention Center, to break the generational cycle of childhood trauma through early intervention and mental health services.

Dr. Chau

May 28, 2021

Dr. Clayton Chau Awarded the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Orange County Medical Association

Chairman Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee of the Orange County Board of Supervisors congratulate Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County Health Officer and Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), for being awarded the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Orange County Medical Association.

Continuum of Care


May 5, 2021

Mental Health: OC Ensures Accessibility to Mental Health Resources for Military Personnel and Their Families

Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Chairman Andrew Do’s proposal to renew Orange County’s Contract with Child Guidance Center, expanding the Continuum of Care for Veterans and Military Families program.

OC Denounces Racism and Hate Crimes


March 24, 2021

Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Denounce Racism & Hate Crimes

During the March 23rd Board meeting, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two resolutions, one from Chairman Andrew Do, First District, titled “Orange County Board of Supervisors Commitment to Action Against Racism” and the other from Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, titled “County of Orange Stands in Solidarity to Denounce All Hate Crimes.”

2M for Economic Recovery - Santa Ana


March 17, 2021

Orange County Provides $2 Million in Economic Aid: $500,000 for Santa Ana Safe Dining Project, More Cities to Follow

The County of Orange is providing $2 million in economic support for struggling small businesses in the First District. The First District Cities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster/Midway City, and Fountain Valley will each receive $500,000 to support small businesses in targeted economic development zones.

ADA Lanes at Disney Super POD Site


March 9, 2021

Expanding Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Orange County Opens ADA Drive-Thru Lanes at the Disneyland Super POD Site

On March 8th, the Disneyland Vaccine Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) site reopened as a drive-thru site with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) lanes to allow for individuals to receive in-car vaccinations.

OCTA Service Changes


March 5, 2021

Public Transportation: OCTA Seeks Public Input to Improve Bus Service

OCTA Seeks Public Input to Improve Bus Service. There are multiple ways for the public to share their comments and ideas leading up to OCTA’s public hearing on Monday, April 26. Click here to view some ways the public can participate.

Santa Ana College Vaccine POD Site


February 16, 2021

Ensuring Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: County of Orange Opens New COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) Site at Santa Ana College 

Starting February 17, 2021, at the direction of Chair Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee, who formed the Testing and Vaccine Ad Hoc Committee of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the County will open a COVID-19 Vaccine POD (Point of Dispensing) site at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana. 

Inmate CalFresh Program


February 5, 2021

Innovative Proposal to Pre-Enroll Inmates in Nutrition Program Prior to Release Granted Federal Approval

Starting March 1, 2021, Orange County inmates will be able to apply for CalFresh benefits (formerly called food stamps) up to 30 days before their release under a pilot program recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Addressing basic daily needs in order to ensure a successful transition back into the community is part of an aggressive County criminal justice reform strategy known as the Integrated Services Strategy.

Language Access for All


February 4, 2021

Language Access for All: OC Hires Veteran Journalist Martin Plascencia to Lead Spanish-Language Outreach

As part of its new language access policy, Orange County has hired Martin Plascencia to lead its Spanish-language communications and outreach efforts.

Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

January 26, 2021

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: OC Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan authored by Chairman Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program, designed to improve direct access to vaccinations for individuals who live in the hardest-hit communities by the pandemic.